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BeerCan
March 19, 2015, 01:11 PM
Now that I have decided on speakers for my upstairs (Focal Electra) I am starting my pursuit of my main living area speaker.

One speaker high on the list is the Kensigton GR and I had a couple of questions from current owners.

How do they sound off axis? Listening in this room is often not done in one spot due to different activities that may be going on

How much do the covers affect the sound? My wife does not like the look of plain drivers. :(

(don't kill me) How do they sound with normal TV/Movies, not the earth shaking bass stuff but normal dialog?

Does the walnut seem to darken with age?

I am trying hard to find a place to demo these but this particular speaker is very hard to find in my area.

Mark Jones
March 20, 2015, 09:13 AM
They sound very good off axis but only to a point, I guess like everything else!

I like the look with both grills on and off, the grills are beautifully made, but the speakers sound better with them off. Maybe just remove them for critical listening. They definitely don't sound bad with them on.

TV / Movies / Music all good.

Walnut does the reverse, usually lightens over time. Sunlight will accelerate that. Frequent dusting and waxing every 6-12 months is required to keep them looking beautiful.

Paul
April 8, 2015, 11:50 AM
Now that I have decided on speakers for my upstairs (Focal Electra) I am starting my pursuit of my main living area speaker.

One speaker high on the list is the Kensigton GR and I had a couple of questions from current owners.

How do they sound off axis? Listening in this room is often not done in one spot due to different activities that may be going on

How much do the covers affect the sound? My wife does not like the look of plain drivers. :(

(don't kill me) How do they sound with normal TV/Movies, not the earth shaking bass stuff but normal dialog?

Does the walnut seem to darken with age?

I am trying hard to find a place to demo these but this particular speaker is very hard to find in my area.

Congrats on your new purchase ! :)

Mike
April 8, 2015, 12:12 PM
Now that I have decided on speakers for my upstairs (Focal Electra) I am starting my pursuit of my main living area speaker.

:yahoo1:

Congrats on the Focal's!! :congrats:

Mark Jones is your best expert for the Kensington GR's.

nicoludio
April 15, 2015, 05:55 AM
Mark, how would you compare the Magico S1 vs the Kensington GR?